Proposal for a new item: Factories
This was buried in a comment thread and I wanted to pull it out as a separate discussion.
I propose a new item that can be purchased: Factories.
Factories would be short-duration pseudo-portals that could be set up anywhere, and would only last for 30-60 minutes. Factories would be useful for people who wanted to get together and set up a flash farm, perhaps in an area that didn't have portals or didn't have enough density for a farm. I suggest the following attributes for a Factory:
- They would come pre-deployed with two R8s (I'm not sure if two is the right number)
- They could not be linked and would not drop keys
- They could not be attacked, battle beaconed, or flipped
- Deploying a Factory would be visible on comm
- A Factory could be decommissioned by the person who deployed it before the time expired
It might also be the case that a Factory could have a built-in fracker that could be activated by the deployer after the Factory was fully built and modded. It's easy to see the possibility for multiple types of Factories with different attributes.